A week of the splendors of South India. Visit some of Kerala's most popular tourist destinations - see the wildlife and waterfalls of Wayanad, the quaint heritage harbor town of Cochin, travelling upward into the spicy cool of the Cardamom Hills to visit the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary for a jungle trek, descend to the banks of the Alleppey backwaters and spend your final few days watching the world drift by. A splendid tour of the Splendors of South India!
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Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Route: Bangalore -Mysore -Mudumalai -Wayanad-Cochin-Periyar -Alleppey -Kovalam -Trivandrum
A KeralaToursco Representative will meet you upon arrival and escort you to your hotel in Mysore.
Start your day with a visit to Devaraj market – Most colourful Local market; Mysore Palace you can't fail to be impressed by this vast palace, with its turrets, domes and arches and an opulent interior with intricately carved doors and ceilings. Wander through the luxuriously furnished rooms, once home to the royal family, and admire this treasure trove of works of art from all over the world. If you are in Mysore on a Sunday or national holiday don't miss the spectacle of the palace illuminated by thousands of light bulbs. Jaganmohan Palace Spend time perusing the collection of 19th century paintings in this former palace. The skill of the Indian artists, using natural vegetable and mineral dyes, is extraordinary. Enjoy the traditional Mysore 'gold leaf' paintings which are on display here.
Drive up to the Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (also declared a Tiger Reserve). Although a haven for Bengal Tigers and Indian Leopards, sightings are considered quite rare. However, the park is home to diverse wildlife and offers some great side trips for opportunities to spot the park denizens - take an elephant safari, hang out on the banks of the Moyar River where animals come to drink, follow the Moyar River to Moyar Falls where it plunges into a giant gorge, bring your binoculars to spot some rare vultures and birds. Spend the night at the edge of the Park.
Enjoy the scenic drive through the Western Ghats to Wayanad. Take in the beauty of the natural surroundings - the Kabini River and the Kauveri tributary, set in the middle of three of the highest mountain peaks in Kerala, free-roaming wildlife. Stroll around, explore, relax the night away to the sounds of nature.
Enjoy a double excursion to Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kabini River for a boat ride to Kuruva Island.
Travel down the Malabar Coast to the hertiage harbor town of Cochin where you'll spend the next two nights.. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kathakali Dance overlooking the Cochin Harbor.
Spend the day seeing the sights which may include a visit to the Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica or a boat tour of the harbor islands.
Take a drive up into the cool of the Cardamom Hills. Spend the evening exploring nearby Kumily where every spice grown in Kerala is sold - you'll know you've arrived by the aromatic atmosphere.
Venture into the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve - take a boat ride on the lake, trek through the forest, go for an elephant ride, enjoy the day surrounded by nature. Spend the evening relaxing.
Enjoy the downhill drive into the backwaters of Alleppey. Kick back and relax on the shores of this beautiful backwater slice of paradise.
Continue your travels down the coast to the world famous beach resort town of Kovalam. Long an international draw, you'll find it a fascinating and enjoyable way to spend a few days..
A day of leisure, a night of pleasure...stroll the boardwalk, explore the lagoons hidden behind the beachfront shops, hang out on the beach watching the fishermen bring in their fresh catch, relax at a rooftop restaurant and watch the sunset...a nice finishing touch to your extended week in the wonderland of Kerala.
You will be driven to up to your point of departure in Trivandrum.
Extend or Customize Your Tour
We would be happy to assist with additional travel and hotel arrangements. Changes to this tour can be added as an inclusive part of the package.
Rooms are on a twin sharing basis
Daily breakfast included
All hotels are in the Standard range - all modern amenities are provided including attached private bathrooms with hot/cold water.
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Note: If you prefer higher standard accommodations we would be happy to make the arrangements.